Recently, Alaina Bergsma and Haley Jacob, O Heroes representatives and members of the University of Oregon's Women's Volleyball team delivered an exciting surprise to select youth at the John Serbu Juvenile Justice Center.
The girls delivered tickets to the Oregon vs. Washington Men's Basketball game at Matthew Knight Arena, conducted a Q&A session about what it's like to be collegiate athletes and college students, and concluded their visit by competing in games of ping pong with the youth at the facility. After attending the game, one youth attendee spoke of their excitement in seeing their first collegiate basketball game and of their relief in being able to engulf themselves in a positive environment amidst their temporary hardships.
Bergsma, Jacob and the rest of the O Heroes group are honored to have been able to bring excitement and inspiration to members of Eugene¹s youth.
By: Kayla Glanville